2019 Program Topics


Vascular vs. Chronological Aging: Effect of Rise Systolic Blood Pressure Across the Lifespan - Stanley Franklin, MD, UC Irvine
Should We Measure Pulse Wave Velocity in All Hypertensive Patients? - Charalambos Vlachopoulos, MD, University of Athens, Hippokration Hospital, Athens, Greece; Past President, Artery Society


Central Blood Pressure/hemodynamics predicts incident stroke and stroke prognosis better than
brachial Blood Pressure?
‘Pro’ position: Alberto Avolio, PhD, Macquarie University, Sydney Australia;
‘Con’ position: Ernesto Schiffrin, MD, PhD, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital, McGill University, Montreal Canada


Biology of Vascular Aging

Time and Metrics of Biological Aging - Luigi Ferrucci, PhD, National Institute on Aging
Arterial Senescence, DNA damage and Telomere Dysfunction: Implications for Arterial Aging - Anthony Donato, PhD, University of Utah
Molecular Causes of Increased Vascular Smooth Muscle Stiffness with Aging - Kathleen Morgan, PhD, Boston University

Early Vascular Aging in Persons with Disability

Spinal Cord Injury and Early Vascular Aging - Aaron Phillips, PhD, University of Calgary
Multiple Sclerosis and Early Vascular Aging - Rob Motl, PhD, University of Alabama Birmingham
Down Syndrome and Arterial Aging - Andrea Kelly, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering and Vascular Aging in SPRINT

Arterial Stiffness and Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering - Mark Supiano, MD, University of Utah
Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaque Morphology, Chronic Kidney Disease and CV Outcomes: A SPRINT Ancillary Study - Srini Beddhu, MD, University of Utah
Cognitive Function and Intensive Blood Pressure Lowering - Jeff Williamson, PhD, Wake Forest

Inorganic Nitrate and Treatment of Vascular Aging

Nitrate and Vascular Function in Heart Failure - Julio Chirinos, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania
Inorganic Nitrate and Regulation of Blood Flow/Vascular Function in Aging and Disease - Darren Casey, PhD, University of Iowa
Nitrate and Cerebrovascular Function/Blood Flow in Aging or Disease - Kevin Heffernan, PhD, Syracuse University


NAA Past-President’s Lecture 

Renal Denervation: Arterial Stiffness DOES NOT Predict the Expected Outcome - Ray Townsend, MD, University of Pennsylvania

NAA Co-Sponsored Symposium with Artery Society

Regulatory Role of Coagulation Factors in Vascular Function - Jeremy LaGrange, PhD, Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz, Germany

Tutorial Lectures: Contemporary Methods for Measuring Aortic Pulse Wave Velocity (PWV)

Tonometry vs. Cuff-Based Methods for Aortic PWV - Daniel Duprez, MD, PhD, University of  Minnesota
MRI Methods for Measuring Aortic PWV - Gary Mitchell, MD, Cardiovascular Engineering, Inc.
Doppler Ultrasound Methods for Measuring Aortic PWV - Julio Chirinos, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania